June is National Pet Preparedness Month. With summer here and wildfire season around the corner, it’s time to put a plan in place in case of a disaster, and if you have a furry friend, don’t forget to plan for them, too.
The number one reason people who own pets will not evacuate during a disaster is fear that the pets will not be allowed to go with them. However, with appropriate planning, pet owners can be better prepared for a disaster. The better prepared the pet owner is for their pet(s), the better first responders can help them.
Webinar: Saving Pets, Saving People
This webinar will discuss how pet owners can prepare for their pets in times of disasters and discuss how emergency managers can develop community animal disaster plans to better serve their citizens.
Tuesday June 15, 2021
1:00 pm EDT/12:00 CDT/11:00 MDT/10:00 PDT
Presented by Ragan Adams, DVM
Ragan Adams, DVM is the Veterinary Extension Specialist for Colorado State University. She has been involved with preparing for animals in disasters across Colorado and devised the video, Saving pet, saving people to educate communities on this effort.
About the Series
The Extension Disaster Education Network Professional Development committee hosts monthly webinars that provide disaster-related education and training opportunities. Webinars occur on the second Tuesday at 1 PM ET (12 CT, 11 MT, 10 PT) and are free and open to all.
All webinars are recorded and may be accessed online.